Helene Elliott has tweeted that the Kings signed RFA Brad Richardson to a 2 year contract worth 2.35 million dollars. Assuming that is the sum total of the contract that gives the versatile forward a cap hit of $1.175. That’s a good number for the Kings and a bit surprising to us considering the last word we heard was that Richie was seeking closer to $2 mill per year. We had heard this might cause Richie to get signed and traded or not signed at all. Perhaps that info was incorrect or perhaps Richie settled for less. Either way, this avoids arbitration for both parties and we like it. We like Richie and what he brings to the team. He is the most ready of our bottom six forwards to step into top 6 duty when nature calls and he plays with fire in his belly every shift.
Congrats to Richardson on the deal and thanks to Helene for reporting it so promptly.